Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Road, Forest Hill, SE23 3PQ, London
The Horniman Museum and Gardens is an inspiring, surprising, family-friendly, free attraction in South London’s Forest Hill.
It opened in 1901. Founder, Frederick Horniman, was chairman and managing director of the Horniman Tea Company, one of the largest tea companies in Victorian England.
The Horniman now has internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history collection, as is surrounded by 16 acres of gardens.
DID YOU KNOW?
The collections at the Horniman Museum and Gardens span the world, with Natural History, Musical Instruments and Anthropology collections from across the globe.
Around 80,000 objects are in the Anthropology collections, covering a a wide range of topics, themes and object types.
The collections includes objects relating to tea from around the world, showing the diverse ways that tea is enjoyed and drunk in many cultures.